When expectant parents head to the delivery room, they are often very excited and hope for a healthy childbirth. Sadly, in San Bernardino and throughout the state of California, some parents encounter an error during delivery. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we understand that when a child is hurt because of an error during labor their life may never be the same and parents often experience incredible emotional pain. As a result, if you are trying to determine the best course of action after a birth injury, it is imperative to thoroughly evaluate what happened during delivery and address the situation right away.
Birth injuries can result in a number of problems that affect both children and their parents throughout their lives. For example, a child may have Erb’s palsy or cerebral palsy due to an injury that occurred during childbirth. In addition to suffering from a permanent disability because of mistakes that were made in the delivery room, children may also lose their life because of an error that should have been prevented. When this takes place, it may leave parents emotionally scarred and unsure of how to move forward. Families who have experienced a birth injury firsthand should carefully consider all of their options. If negligence played a role in your child’s birth injury, you may want to consider filing a lawsuit to obtain compensation for the suffering your family has endured.
Feel free to take a look at our medical malpractice page if your child has suffered a birth injury and you are trying to figure out what to do next.